Photo Credit: Pyeongchang Troust Festival Committee (Up/ bottom Right)
One of Korea’s major winter festivals, the Pyeongchang Trout Festival, is back this year with more fun on the ice starting December 22, 2012 to February 3, 2013 at the area around Odaecheon Stream in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do.
The festival’s major attraction is trout fishing on a 25,000㎡ frozen body of water using lines and fish hooks through a hole in the ice bed. An alternative to using lines and hooks is catching trout with one’s bare hands. There will be a rest area where festival attendees can warm up and cook their freshly caught bounty. In addition to ice fishing, the trout festival is also packed with activities like sledding, skating, ice biking, and more!
Participation fees are 13,000 won for ice fishing (20,000won inclusive of tent rental), 15,000 won (per person) for bare-hand trout fishing, and 6,000 won for all other activities including sledding and skating.
Trout farming is most developed in Pyeongchang in Korea. Due to its cold, clear waters, trout grown in Pyeongchang is especially fresh and tasty. Trout offers plenty of nutrition, and their natural taste makes them delicious when eaten raw.
Courtesy of Pyeongchang Troust Festival Committee